It's not millennials, it's snowflakes

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  1. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    I don't hate on millennials at all. It has been a LONG time since a thread was started about them. I bag on snowflakes. People that are super delicate and entitled at the same time. It's a tough world out there, if you choose to be a po0sie I don't want to hear the whining.

    Martha Stewart is neither BTW.
     
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    Ms Stewart kinda sexy
     
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    Ed B Senior Member

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    she seems bitchy though, like you'd end up wanting to slap her.

    Whereas Helen Mirren you'd probably let her slap you.

    :shock: :laugh2:
     
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    IMO,, it's neither. It's all the labeling that's going on. It's out of control and pointless.

    /Cary on..
     
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    What I love is to watch video on Youtube of snowflakes with bullhorns bashing capitalism and shooting video on their smart phones which wouldn't even exist if it weren't for capitalism. They crack me up, rich kids that hate your perceived wealth, but they don't resent their parents fat wallet that allows them to go to that school in the first place.....so they can protest capitalism. DUH!

    They make me want to...
     
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    Truly there is one name I can't use here. They are of the snowflake type. It's become overwhelming what they do and say. They are never wrong in their minds. They think they are all that and more. When you don't agree with them they start calling you names and assume you are uneducated and also have a mental disability. It's become comical.
     
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    Martha Stewart is totally a millenial.
    Just not from THIS millineum.
     
  12. chasenblues

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    Hey no politics allowed.:laugh2:
     
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    I told one once that capitalism isn't a failure, they are a failure at capitalism. I got such a blank stare. It made them have to think for once. They still didn't get it. They are lied to about how it actually works. They are taught it's evil.
     
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    aren't we talking economics?
     
  15. Marshall & Moonshine

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    I don’t have the energy to bitch about kids today.
     
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    Generation X Is Sick of Your Bullshit
    Mat Honan
    10/18/11 5:29pm


    You're going to read this, and you're going to say, how is this about tech? I'm gonna head you off at that pass: This is a message from Internet, the generation that became the voice that set the tone for everything you love about the Net. And it's pissed. -Editor

    Earlier generations have weathered recessions, of course; this stall we're in has the look of something nastier. Social Security and Medicare are going to be diminished, at best. Hours worked are up even as hiring staggers along: Blood from a stone looks to be the normal order of things "going forward," to borrow the business-speak. Economists are warning that even when the economy recuperates, full employment will be lower and growth will be slower-a sad little rhyme that adds up to something decidedly unpoetic. A majority of Americans say, for the first time ever, that this generation will not be better off than its parents. New York Magazine

    Generation X is sick of your bullshit.

    The first generation to do worse than its parents? Please. Been there. Generation X was told that so many times that it can't even read those words without hearing Winona Ryder's voice in its heads. Or maybe it's Ethan Hawke's. Possibly Bridget Fonda's. Generation X is getting older, and can't remember those movies so well anymore. In retrospect, maybe they weren't very good to begin with.

    But Generation X is tired of your sense of entitlement. Generation X also graduated during a recession. It had even shittier jobs, and actually had to pay for its own music. (At least, when music mattered most to it.) Generation X is used to being fucked over. It lost its meager savings in the dot-com bust. Then came George Bush, and 9/11, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Generation X bore the brunt of all that. And then came the housing crisis.

    Generation X wasn't surprised. Generation X kind of expected it.

    Generation X is a journeyman. It didn't invent hip hop, or punk rock, or even electronica (it's pretty sure those dudes in Kraftwerk are boomers) but it perfected all of them, and made them its own. It didn't invent the Web, but it largely built the damn thing. Generation X gave you Google and Twitter and blogging; Run DMC and Radiohead and Nirvana and Notorious B.I.G. Not that it gets any credit.

    But that's okay. Generation X is used to being ignored, stuffed between two much larger, much more vocal, demographics. But whatever! Generation X is self-sufficient. It was a latchkey child. Its parents were too busy fulfilling their own personal ambitions to notice any of its trophies-which were admittedly few and far between because they were only awarded for victories, not participation.

    In fairness, Generation X could use a better spokesperson. Barack Obama is just a little too senior to count among its own, and it has debts older than Mark Zuckerberg. Generation X hasn't had a real voice since
    Kurt Cobain blew his brains out, Tupac was murdered, Jeff Mangum went crazy, David Foster Wallace hung himself, Jeff Buckley drowned, River Phoenix overdosed, Elliott Smith stabbed himself (twice) in the heart, Axl got fat.

    Generation X is beyond all that bullshit now. It quit smoking and doing coke a long time ago. It has blood pressure issues and is heavier than it would like to be. It might still take some ecstasy, if it knew where to get some. But probably not. Generation X has to be up really early tomorrow morning.

    Generation X is tired.

    It's a parent now, and there's always so damn much to do. Generation X wishes it had better health insurance and a deeper savings account. It wonders where its 30s went. It wonders if it still has time to catch up.

    Right now, Generation X just wants a beer and to be left alone. It just wants to sit here quietly and think for a minute. Can you just do that, okay? It knows that you are so very special and so very numerous, but can you just leave it alone? Just for a little bit? Just long enough to sneak one last fucking cigarette? No?

    Whatever. It's cool.

    Generation X is used to disappointments. Generation X knows you didn't even read the whole thing. It doesn't want or expect your reblogs; it picked the wrong platform.

    Generation X should have posted this to LiveJournal.

    Republished from Mat Honan's tumblr.
     
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  17. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    I mean come on, this kind of thing freaks me out.

    A lost shoelace at Michigan State University caused a racial uproar Wednesday after someone mistook it for a noose.

    MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon released a statement Wednesday morning saying she was “distressed” after finding out “a student reported a noose was hung outside of her room.” Simon commended the student’s “courage” for reporting the “racial incident” and put out a clear message.

    “This type of behavior is not tolerated on our campus,” Simon said. “No Spartan should ever feel targeted based on their race, or other ways in which they identify.”

    But by Wednesday afternoon, the investigation by MSU Police revealed there was no noose.

    Instead, they found “the object was a packaged leather shoelace and not a noose,” MSU spokesman Jason Cody said in a news release, adding that the shoelaces “are packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose.”

    Officers tracked down and interviewed the student who lost both of the shoelaces. That student happens to live on the same floor as the one who made the report.

    “Also, the original shoelace found inside the residence hall was not directed at any individual,” Cody said, adding that police believe someone found the shoelace and put it on a stairwell door handle after picking it up off the floor.

    noose.jpg
     
  18. Hairless_Ape

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    Because giving this a "Like" wasn't sufficient.



    FFS! :facepalm:
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    “You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kids haven’t changed. Kids don’t know anything about anything We’ve changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We expect less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We’re the ones that have changed. To blame kids is a cop-out.”-Frank Martin

    Millennial 'snowflakes' were raised by Generation X. Gen X'ers invented the participation trophy.
     
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